Class Action and Mass Tort


In class actions and mass torts, it is crucial for attorneys and clients to develop a cost-effective strategy for identifying the key issues and presenting arguments in a simple, persuasive way.”

Class actions and mass torts share many characteristics with other forms of complex litigation, but they also have unique aspects that increase the benefit from having clients and McGrath North attorneys work together to develop arguments that are simple, straightforward, and consistent with common sense.

Our experience in class actions and mass torts involves a wide variety of legal claims and theories.  We have defended claims involving, among other things, alleged violations of the securities laws, antitrust laws, ERISA, laws relating to labeling and advertising, product liability laws, and doctrines of public nuisance.  Our experience also includes defending large numbers of claims arising from a food recall, and the trial and successful appeal of a nationwide class action involving the Packers and Stockyards Act.

Our strategy in class actions and mass tort cases is tailored to the facts of a case and to a client’s objectives.  We work with our client to focus on the key factual and legal issues to develop focused arguments rather than advancing scattershot arguments that many law firms make in high-stakes cases.

A class action or mass tort requires an intense application of knowledge and experience, but  successful arguments boil down to a handful of crucial legal issues and facts.  In the class action and mass tort arena in particular, it is vital to avoid getting bogged down in details that will not affect the outcome of a case.”

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